YARA BOUSTANY

BIOGRAPHY

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Yara Boustany is a performance artist based in Beirut.

Having obtained her degree in audio-visuals from ALBA, she continued her studies at CAU Theatre, Dance and Circus School, Granada, Spain. In 2015, she founded “Amalgam Studio” in Beirut a space for performers to develop their practice. In the studio she has been leading Physical Poetry and Dance Improvisation sessions since 2015. Her work focuses on transforming words, images, ideas and thoughts into movement and sound. She took part in national and international performances, including her solos ‘Astroturf’ and ‘One day – One Night – Beirut’, the latter premiered at the International Solotanz Festival, Germany and was later presented in the Solo Dance Festival of Ankara, Turkey. In August 2017, she received a grant from “AFAC” - The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture to produce ‘ēvolvō’ which premiered in BIPOD "Beirut International Platform of Dance" and later presented in Al Madina Theatre in Beirut and in “Cialo Umsyl - Body/Mind” Festival in Warsaw, Poland. In 2019 it will tour in England in the frame of Shubbak Festival. She is currently working on her a new performance, which started in “Breaking Art”, residency in Athens in collaboration with composer Giorgios Gargalas.